Saturday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m.
Mixing 1950s rhythm and blues with modern rock-and-roll, J.D. McPherson has swiftly built a career on making a forgotten music form relevant and entertaining all over again. The 35-year-old Oklahoma native has captivated listeners with his debut album Signs and Signifiers, released on a national label only last April, and he’s bringing it to Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main St., Tulsa. Doors open at 7 p.m. with guest act the Bellfuries. When J.D. played the Mercury Lounge in Tulsa’s Boston District last year, tickets sold out fast. True, Cain’s is considerably bigger than the Merc, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to us if his rockabilly assault closed that box office early again. Tickets are $15-$25. Get them at www.cainsballroom.com.